Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Just desserts

Sometimes we are rewarded for good deeds. On Saturday afternoon, instead of ignoring the children and making something, I decided some family time was in order and off we went to a small local museum. It was absolutely great - the boys got to dress up in Victorian costumes, do brass rubbings and play on a tram. I found a re-creation of a haberdashery shop complete with wooden drawer upon drawer filled with buttons, lace, and spools of thread. Fascinating (but sadly, they didn't take visa and the shopkeeper wasn't terribly forthcoming...).

Afterwards we went for a little walk in Wantage in search of some ice-cream for good behaviour and I chanced upon a rubber stamp and scrapbooking shop that I didn't know existed. Now, I don't do scrapbooking, but I am strangely drawn to the pretty papers and then I spied ribbons... and twill tape, printed twill tape. My favourite.


It's going to look great with a little sweater of Johnny's that I accidentally shrunk in the washing machine. Funny, the destruction of perfectly good woollen garments doesn't bother me nearly so much these days!

15 comments:

little special said...

i'm so jealous of this tape - i've never been able to find any good twill tape in the UK!

xx

kirsty said...

That is some good twill tape :)

kirsten said...

that is amazing tape - and wow, dressing up in victorian clothes, what more could boys ask for? ;)

jennpal said...

good find!

Sarah said...

I love the twill tape! I agree, it's nice to not be completely crestfallen when you retrieve your twice as small garments from the drier, because you know you can turn it into something better!

Crabby Amy said...

ohhhh the twill tape rocks!!! glad you guys had such a wonderful family day on Saturday! :)

Nicki said...

Oooh i love printed twill tape too! I get my friends to pass on then washed woolie disasters. They think me very...odd.

samantha said...

hey good find - pity about the other little shop, makes you wonder why some people are in business :)

julie said...

The tape is great and your Saturday sounds lovely. It's nice to do simple family stuff and little local museums are often great places to visit (we have a good one in Hertford)- no huge entrance fees or need for packing up everything but the kitchen sink for a major expedition! Glad you all had a good time.

tiel s-k said...

now I feel bad for shipping my kids off to the grandparents until Sat so I can do me some crafting! THANKS!

monica said...

aahhh the 'accidental' shrinkage of nice wooly jumpers...

I smell smoke dear Ali!!

that tape is soooo beautiful.

cherry menlove said...

Oh yes, I agree, that is some nice twill tape you found there. I'm glad you had such a good day out. Days like that refresh me and I find I get more done the day after.

Cherry xx

Angel Jem said...

Oh Yes, the girl can sew!
Good tape... and the museum sounds good fun!

raspberry said...

I love that tape, wonderful, I have sticky tape like that and it's fabby!

Lisa said...

Yup definately a great find.

Ohh I love shrunken jumpers...Al has taught himself how to wash his own woollens...because I love shruken jumpers...

Do show when you're done re-vamping.

X